Hypersexuality after pallidal surgery in Parkinson disease

David M. Roane, Mi Yu, Todd E. Feinberg, John D. Rogers

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Abstract

Objective: To examine the possible association of neuropsychiatric symptoms and pallidal surgery for Parkinson disease (PD). Background: Parkinson disease may be accompanied by a variety of psychiatric symptoms. It is important to distinguish these from psychiatric syndromes that are associated with the treatment of PD. Methods: Case description of a patient with PD and a history of right pallidotomy who developed a psychiatric syndrome, including prominent hypersexuality, after surgical implantation of a deep brain stimulator electrode in the left globus pallidus. Results and Conclusions: This case demonstrates that patients receiving antiparkinson medication may be at risk for the development of psychiatric sequelae after pallidal surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)247-251
Number of pages5
JournalNeuropsychiatry, Neuropsychology and Behavioral Neurology
Volume15
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2002
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Globus pallidus
  • Hypersexuality
  • Parkinson disease

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